1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

John John Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales

Not Rated.
John John Dead Guy AleJohn John Dead Guy Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

559 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 559
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 14.14%
Wants: 17
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Dead Guy Ale aged in Dead Guy Whiskey Barrels"

Malts: Carastan, Rogue Micro-Barley Farm Dare & Risk malts.
Hops: Saaz, Willamette, Rogue Micro-Farm Hop Yard Revolution hops.
Yeast & Water: Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

16º PLATO
40 IBU
78 AA
16º Lovibond

(Beer added by: RedBrewer83 on 01-10-2010)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 559 | Reviews: 299 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of rayjay
rayjay

Hawaii

4.22/5  rDev +10.5%

A most excellent gift from brewtull, I believe purchased at Ledger's.

Hazy and pale. Reminds me of Victory St Boisterous in appearance. Musty and smoky aroma. Flavors are akin to a very mellow whiskey drink, maybe a ginger ale with Canadian whiskey but very watered down with ice. Tons of vanilla. A very well-crafted beer that I wouldn't change a bit.

04-21-2010 04:31:14 | More by rayjay
Photo of Strix
Strix

Wisconsin

4.22/5  rDev +10.5%

Hazy caramel color, frothy head.

Smells of caramel malt, some vanilla, some piney hops.

Very different from regular dead guy. Big caramel flavor, slight piney grapefruit hop when cold, as it warms, the vanilla and oak really stand out. Rich and flavorful.

Mouthfeel somewhat creamy.

I found this to be quite enjoyable. An interesting blend, but it works.

08-15-2010 01:45:34 | More by Strix
Photo of LauraAlberts
LauraAlberts

South Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +10.5%

Poured into a snifter glass - mild head with nice lacing.

Appearance: golden copper hue - cloudy

Smell: pears, hint of whisky, pineapple, orange flinstone vitamin, honeydew, very simple and nice smell, hops, apricot

Taste: light - pineapple, hint of whisky, citrus, sour tangerine, apricot, slight taste of hops, faint milk chocolate on forefront of aftertaste, bitterness, alcohol dries out the back end of the taste

Mouthfeel: watery, chewy, crisp

Drinkability: very drinkable - not overly rich with fruit or flavor like some maibocks. very enjoyable.

06-05-2010 03:37:30 | More by LauraAlberts
Photo of THORN
THORN

Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev +10.5%

Bomber poured into Duvel snifter. Served 45-50 F. Thick layer of sediment on bottom of bottle.
A: Dark hazy brown and purple around the edges. Pours thick inch of frothy head that has large pock marks. Head reduces to thin splotchy lace the sticks around snifter.
S: Sweet toasted malts. Slight woody aroma.
T: Sweet toasted malts, mild nuttiness, and smooth woody linger. Sweet whiskey is more apparent as beer is consumed.
M: Medium on tongue, very slight syrup feel.
D: Whiskey barrels smooth the brew out and enhances its subtleties.

02-08-2010 03:25:57 | More by THORN
Photo of DelMontiac
DelMontiac

Oklahoma

4.22/5  rDev +10.5%

Poured from a brown 22oz bottle into a Rougue Revolution pint glass. Thanks to Freddy at BierGarten in Tulsa for pointing this one out in his store.

JJDGA poured a slightly hazy amber with a two finger off white head that fizzled away to zilch in a couple of minutes. Lacing = zilch.

Aromas are much appreciated after the lackluster appearance. I get really sweet slightly toasty caramel malts out the chute followed up by sweet booziness al a Southern Comfort. Green grassy hops make me want to dive in.

Flavors are great. I can't believe the huge butteriness in this beer! It's amplified compared to Dead Guy and gets better with warmth. The caramel malt is sweeter in the nose than on the palat, but still great. The sweet woody whiskey flavor is a welcome ride with a side of rye-like spice. There is portion dedicated to pecans and almonds which I suppa dig! A green grasslike hoppiness encroaches and rounds out the thing. Finish is really dry. I like this a lot.

The feel of JJDGA is damn good. Not overcarbed with serves this brew well with the whiskey notion. It's a fuller body than what I expected. Nice. Highly drinkable. Watchout.

Overall, this is a very worthy brew. It beats the hell outta John John Hazel Nut. If you like Dead Guy (as I do) then you'll really appreciate this beer. It is unique and still great - two of my favorite qualities.

05-07-2011 00:26:23 | More by DelMontiac
Photo of tko741
tko741

New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev +10.5%

Shines with hues of gold and ruby in the glass, with a good two-finger head that becomes a thin layer atop the brew. Average lacing.

Smells of charred oak, subtle citrusy hops, caramel, and whiskey. Can't wait.

Whiskey lovers rejoice. Begins with a clear rush of golden whiskey taste, following with a slight malt sweetness and a pronounced hop finish. Aftertaste is smooth and oaky. Mouthfeel is marbly and spongy, very nice...not heavy but not thin, either.

Given its lovely whiskey taste, decent hop profile and lightness, I'd be drinking this often.

02-16-2010 03:34:41 | More by tko741
Photo of Danno48
Danno48

West Virginia

4.24/5  rDev +11%

Poured into a chalice.

She pours a hazy iced tea accompanied by a very shallow and quickly dissipating head. Not much lacing.

Smells.... well fantastic. A proper smelling beer. Very sweet on the nose with grape and fig fragrance. Smells very much like a Belgian strong dark.

Tastes of honey and oats... then a slight and soothing woodsiness from the barrel aging and maybe a dry, apricot type sweetness. Just delightful.

Very light on the tongue for the amount of flavor. Mild carbonation.

Lovely beer. And worth the money for one who wants to try something once. Having it with some nice Bleu d'Avergne which works wonders.

03-04-2013 04:14:21 | More by Danno48
Photo of GeoCait
GeoCait

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

08-31-2012 20:40:10 | More by GeoCait
Photo of rogerthegill
rogerthegill

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

05-31-2012 02:56:21 | More by rogerthegill
Photo of bigbeers84
bigbeers84

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

03-25-2013 07:39:40 | More by bigbeers84
Photo of st9647v3
st9647v3

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

08-18-2012 04:09:53 | More by st9647v3
Photo of Rion
Rion

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

02-18-2013 17:26:54 | More by Rion
Photo of pathman
pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-15-2013 01:38:30 | More by pathman
Photo of amari
amari


4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-31-2012 02:09:41 | More by amari
Photo of treehouse
treehouse

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

nosed - whoah..certainly bourbon barrel up in my nose...wood...corn....malty....

mouth - still much bourbon..hops...woodiness...makes me wanna try their bourbon spirits!....some vanilla...this is a HANDSOME beer!....i never was a fan of dead guy but..this offering...wow!...an easy drinker...40 ibu...danger!

03-22-2011 20:09:41 | More by treehouse
Photo of ckk527
ckk527

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-26-2012 22:20:35 | More by ckk527
Photo of KlayWey
KlayWey

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

10-12-2012 03:00:23 | More by KlayWey
Photo of Gavage
Gavage

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Appearance: pours a clear orange color with a 2" head that sports some large bubbles and lasts a while.

Smell: bits of oak, whiskey, and caramel are easy to detect.

Taste: grainy malt base, caramel, fruit sweetness, oak, and a touch of alcohol make up a tasty brew. Bitterness is moderate enough to balance this out.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout. Long aftertaste as the flavors glue themselves to your tongue.

Drinkability: this beer was flavorful and satisfying. More than one big bottle can be enjoyed in a session.

03-06-2010 00:18:45 | More by Gavage
Photo of jlogan7
jlogan7

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

03-29-2012 01:54:04 | More by jlogan7
Photo of NonicPanic
NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

12-02-2013 04:29:19 | More by NonicPanic
Photo of Elprico
Elprico

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

12-01-2013 00:47:02 | More by Elprico
Photo of steamboatbrewer
steamboatbrewer

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

05-12-2012 07:00:31 | More by steamboatbrewer
Photo of HamGlade10
HamGlade10

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

08-13-2013 00:18:50 | More by HamGlade10
Photo of Mullinger1980
Mullinger1980

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

10-15-2012 21:46:55 | More by Mullinger1980
Photo of oishiibiiru
oishiibiiru

Hawaii

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

01-23-2013 23:27:36 | More by oishiibiiru
John John Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
86 out of 100 based on 559 ratings.